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Re: “Newly opened Angel Oak Restaurant another PGA option

Best fried pickles and chicken & biscuits I've ever had and I grew up in SC!

Posted by Ted Fienning on December 6, 2016 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Tom Colicchio gets heat for filming 'Top Chef: Charleston' at former slave plantation

And how dare you shop on the penninsula, eat at any of the fine dining establishments around market street, east bay street, meeting street. all of which is on the backs of slaves. Get over it, move on, go hide in your safe place. You should be ashamed for even living here, how disgraceful.

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Posted by truthrus on December 6, 2016 at 11:29 AM

Re: “What does the future hold for Burke's Stoney Field?

Pay me now or pay me later. Built on a dump in the 1960's, even then rain would make it a bog. Not much was ever done to take care of it.

Posted by truthrus on December 6, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Tom Colicchio gets heat for filming 'Top Chef: Charleston' at former slave plantation

More leftist lunacy.

"You filmed a show in Washington DC? HOW DARE YOU?! Slave labor was used to build much of it and it was named after a DEMON SLAVE OWNER!!"

Any place that's had human habitation for a millennia or so, and many with less, had slavery present. Some still do. The first law in North America specifically legalizing slavery was, I believe, written in Massachusetts. Was Yankee slavery kind and gentle and ok? Why no histrionics over former slave sites in Brooklyn?

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Posted by Cid95 1 on December 6, 2016 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Prepare for religious-based registrations under Trump

You read the next line and realized it was sarcasm, surely? Trump voters are not all out "joining hate groups" just like Clinton voters are not all out rioting and committing assaults or joining violent leftist movements. Some extreme outliers in each group seemingly are, though.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on December 6, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Judge declares mistrial in case of Michael Slager

This story is what it is, that is Michael Slager became a bad cop, when he shot Walter Scott hitting him five times. It's obvious that one particular juror has a problem with that, being the case. In this case evidence against Slager isn't circumstantial, anyone that saw the video, saw that Scott was running from Slager not towards him.

All cops such as Slager take an oath to serve and protect. The day that Slager drew his weapon and fired eight times at Scott he wasn't at all living up to that oath.

Cops have to be held accountable for their actions, above all law abiding citizens. Slager has been charged, now he needs to be convicted.

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Posted by Xman on December 6, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Tom Colicchio gets heat for filming 'Top Chef: Charleston' at former slave plantation

What, you mean the rest of the US isn't full of monuments to slavers and plantation owners, so much a part of the social fabric that no one even gives it a second thought? Huh. The next thing you're going to tell me is that the bad guys didn't win the American Civil War!

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 6, 2016 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Tom Colicchio gets heat for filming 'Top Chef: Charleston' at former slave plantation

Hey all, this is a fascinating thread...it's not about victimhood, any plantation needs to acknowledge who died to build it and many, not all, completely ignore it. Call enslaved people 'servants', as if they had any choice at all. US slavery was a terrible thing, check http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/inside-americas-auschwitz-180958647/
Whitney Museum outside NOLA

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Posted by Carolyn Freiwald on December 5, 2016 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Tom Colicchio gets heat for filming 'Top Chef: Charleston' at former slave plantation

There will always be people who would rather be victims, even by proxy. Slaves were a way of life in the past, be they white, black or otherwise. You don't see some races begging for victimhood. If you want to do something about modern slavery, Boone Hall is far from it. There is nowhere they could have filmed this in Charleston that slaves ... some owned by blacks...didn't walk.

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Posted by Dennis Wenger on December 5, 2016 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Tom Colicchio gets heat for filming 'Top Chef: Charleston' at former slave plantation

I think the hardest part of watching that episode (which I couldn't even finish) was watching Padma asking the young man how he felt being on the plantation. I wonder how she would have answered the question, had they been filming at a rice paddy in India and someone asked her how she felt?

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Posted by Gwen Cooper Jobes on December 5, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Tom Colicchio gets heat for filming 'Top Chef: Charleston' at former slave plantation

Boone hall has hosted the Low Country Oyster Festival for decades (34 years ?) and it has been frequented by all races of oyster lovers the entire time. Now some are offended because they cooked oysters at Boone Hall? Stop looking for things that offend you and just enjoy the south charm that is South Carolina and Charleston TODAY. It is our past that made our culinary roots and it has taken off from there.

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Posted by Jshicke on December 5, 2016 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Tom Colicchio gets heat for filming 'Top Chef: Charleston' at former slave plantation

At least he was upfront and honest, which is how Charleston is as a whole. We know our history and that some of it not always pleasant, pretty and shiny. You have to take the good with the bad in the history of every place in the world to understand culture and how society has moved forward. Dwelling in the past is not learning from it. Take the lessons learned and create a better future.

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Posted by Michele Rowell on December 5, 2016 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Prepare for religious-based registrations under Trump

"I don't judge either side by the outliers, nor would any intelligent person."

Er.....you just did. (See comment above beginning with "No, "the Trump-fearers" are just rioting")

But to say trumpsters are all behaving non-violently is not true. If HRC had won, you thing trumpsters would sit back and say all is well? Hell, they don't do it when they won:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/11…

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 5, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Prepare for religious-based registrations under Trump

People that voted for Trump are overwhelmingly calm and will remain calm and supportive of friends and neighbors, regardless of their political beliefs. Just like in 2008 and 2012 when most of those same people were on the losing side.

There are nutjob fringe elements on both sides. I don't judge either side by the outliers, nor would any intelligent person.

If civil liberties of American citizens are actually threatened, whether it's the 1st or 2nd Amendments or others, Trump supporters are on the correct side of the issue, I assure you.

Stricter immigration controls from nations associated with terrorists that have attacked US people and interests are not civil rights violations, and we must be honest that the majority of terrorist attacks in the world today are associated with Islam. There is no registry of American Muslims nor will there be. Muslims are not being rounded up, nor will they be. Your advice to stay calm is very timely.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on December 5, 2016 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Dear America, don't freak out about the tiny crabs inside the oysters on the 'Top Chef: Charleston' premiere

Any native coastal South Carolinian knows that A) it's normal and you eat them and B) they're good luck.

Sadly, this article is necessary.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on December 5, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Dear America, don't freak out about the tiny crabs inside the oysters on the 'Top Chef: Charleston' premiere

i caught and sold wild mussel for years, and if the pea crabs were more than a few percent in the mussels, they didn't want them. Something about a a crab that looks like a tick with eyes that really freaks people out.

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Posted by Jim Russo on December 5, 2016 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Central Mosque of Charleston invites community to attend open house Sat. Dec. 3

I am a Trump supporter. Every single Trump supporter I know, has no issues with Islam & law abding Muslims. We do not agree with Sharia Law! The issue is with those who have hijacked the religion & are killing innocent people.
Please do not believe the mainstream media. Most Trump supporters are the opposite of how we are portrayed by the media and by the Clinton "cult" .It is so ugly how the media has been promoting a false narrative and how their viewers bought into it.

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Posted by Frank Antonucci on December 3, 2016 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Stegelin: If Nazi something, say something!

If you were tormented by bullies throughout your formative years and that bullying continued well into adulthood (in fact it continues today by gop leadership and various theological entities, given that I'm a faggot), you would be 100% against installing one as your leader. He is 100% opposite of what this country has held up as role models for our future generations yet everyone seems ok with an asshole in control of the world. Goes 100% against most christians upbringing, yet they support his boorish and disrespectful behavior. I'm ashamed of this countries citizens.

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 3, 2016 at 5:29 PM

Re: “What does the future hold for Burke's Stoney Field?

CCSD is driving this train and they should not be as they are not putting any funding into the renovation. CCSD leadership is running scared from addressing the real options available. They are intimidated by African Amercian leadership whom I found to be very open-minded about the options available on the penisula. The renovation numbers as described above are way off City of Charleston estimates. I know all these comments to be factual as I spent better part of 10 months meeting with everyone from state, county, city, Citadel, etc. discussing the many options available. Going to take strong leader to take this issue on and take the lead (that leader has not emerged yet). That leadership does not exist right now at CCSD and I am hopeful that it is Mayor Tecklenburg that stands up and does the right thing. Building back at Stoney Field is not the right thing to do.

Posted by Reece Artigues on December 2, 2016 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Let's take a look at Top Chef: Charleston's cheftestants

Casey Thompson, are you sure you have your facts straight? She lives in Napa Valley but is executive chef at The Inn of Ranch Santa Fe in San Diego.????

Posted by pdome on December 2, 2016 at 1:32 PM
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